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<p>Joan Jett duckwalking during her show Saturday at the Eastside Cannery on Boulder Highway. The veteran rocker played through a set that included old hits and selections from her new recordings.</p>


Jan 22, 2014 10:08am
Many people, casual listeners, will immediately recognize her signature song, asking for one more...
<p>Nick Lowe, <em>Quality Street</em></p>


Dec 12, 2013 9:11am
Fueled by eggnog, we slogged through a host of new holiday albums dripping in seasonal...


Nov 27, 2013 5:23pm
CATE LE BONMug Museum (Witchita)Time has a way of changing your frame of reference.If...
<p><em>NO BLUES</em> by LOS CAMPESINOS!</p>


Updated: Dec 05, 2013 5:27pm
LOS CAMPESINOS!No Blues (Turnstile/Wichita)The life of a Los Campesinos! fan is as...

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<p>Musician and poet Lou Reed, seen during 2006 performance in Switzerland, died of liver disease Oct. 27.</p>


Updated: Nov 20, 2013 9:39am
Lou Reed’s death elicited an outpouring of powerful remembrances from music luminaries. Most focused on his pioneering work in the Velvet Underground, the band that influenced more great punk, New...


Updated: Nov 27, 2013 4:01pm
VARIOUS ARTISTSInside Llewyn Davis:OST (Nonesuch)The Coen Brothers rekindled interest in Americana of the 1930s with their 2000 film O Brother, Where Art Thou? T-Bone Burnett produced the songs —...
<p>MINOR ALPS/ Get There</p>


Nov 06, 2013 4:56pm
After guesting on each other’s albums, singer-songwriters Juliana Hatfield and Matthew Caws found they shared some musical DNA and decided to write and perform as a duo. The resulting collaboration...
<p>ARCADE FIRE/ Reflektor</p>


Nov 06, 2013 4:56pm
Arcade FireReflektor (Merge Records)The lyrics reference Kierkegaard. The cover features a Rodin sculpture. And not only is it a double album, it’s a concept record. It may sound like the perfect...
<p>Cowtown Guitars co-owner Jesse Amoroso holds a 1963 Fender Stratocaster once owned by Jimi Hendrix. The shop is the official broker for the guitar. PHOTO: BILL HUGHES</p>

Cowtown Guitars acquires and authenticates a piece of rock history: a Hendrix guitar

Updated: Feb 27, 2013 4:27pm
A sound engineer named Skip Juried owned one of the most remarkable unremarkable guitars in the history of American rock ’n’ roll: a white 1963 Fender Strat, almost identical to any other white 1963...

Bring the Noise: Imagine Dragons

Feb 13, 2013 4:12pm
Imagine DragonsFeb. 9 at The JointHanging by a rope dropped from The Joint’s rafters, Dan Reynolds, like a tall, limby 5-year-old, swung himself over a hysterical audience while singing the chorus to...
Otherwise, with Adrian Patrick, center. (COURTESY)

Q&A: Adrian Patrick of Otherwise

Updated: Feb 15, 2013 2:19pm
Your latest video, “I Don’t Apologize,” was sponsored by Monster Energy drinks. Does that mean your guitars are covered in logos, or you’re just going to be tweaking on caffeine for the next year?...

Someone Sent Us This: Black Camaro, ‘B-Sides & C-Sides, Vol. 2’

Feb 13, 2013 3:05pm
Black CamaroB-Sides & C-Sides, Vol. 2 (self-released)“Having a large back catalog of unrecorded or unreleased material can really hold a band back,” Black Camaro guitarist/vocalist Brian Garth...
<p>Tommie Gonzalez</p>

Former local promoter Tommie Gonzalez gives buzzing Norwegian bands a home at his label

Updated: Jan 30, 2013 3:33pm
Tommie Gonzalez’s road to starting a record label began with a skateboard magazine.Anyone who grew up in the 1980s and early 1990s may recall Thrasher, the Rolling Stone of skate mags. Buried among...

Someone Sent Us This: Earth Rising

Jan 16, 2013 4:24pm
Earth Rising, Constant Movement (self-released)I know nothing about Earth Rising besides what I’ve just learned by listening to the local quintet’s sophomore release, Constant Movement. What you’ll...